A Messias header goal three minutes from time saves the Italians and forces the colchoneros to win on the last day at the Porto field.
Atlético will play their pass to the round of 16 on December 7 at the Dragon Stadium in Porto. The defeat of this Wednesday in the Metropolitan against Milan (0-1) combined with the triumph of Liverpool against the Portuguese team (2-0) they confirmed the hegemony of the Reds in the group and left the second place pending on the last day.
The winner of the duel in Portugal will go to the second round as second in the group, but if Milan win at San Siro The rojiblancos should beat Liverpool by one more goal than the Italians.
The Wanda meeting did not have much history. Everything was concentrated in the final stretch. Liverpool’s victory at Anfield helped Atlético, who he was satisfied with the tie until disaster struck. The tables left Milan out and the Italian club went all out with a quadruple change included.
— AC Milan (@acmilan) November 24, 2021
The Lombards, already with Ibrahimovic on the lawn, they found the award in a Messias header after a great center of Kessié (m. 87). The block of Simeone, who signed a terrible performance, reacted late, but was close to equal with a clear opportunity wasted by Cunha.
Athletic, 0; Milan, 1
ATHLETIC: Oblak (7); Savic (6), Giménez (5), Hermoso (4); Marcos Llorente (5), De Paul (4), Koke (4), Lemar (4), Carrasco (5); Griezmann (3), Luis Suárez (3). Technician: Diego Simeone (4). Changes: Correa (4) for Lemar (m. 64); Lodi (4) by Hermoso (d. 65); Cunha (3) by Suárez (d. 77); Vrsaljko (sc) by De Paul (d. 78); Kondogbia (sc) by Griezmann (m. 80).
MILAN: Tatarusanu (6); Kalulu (6), Kjaer (7), Romagnoli (6), Theo (6); Kessié (7), Tonali (6), Saelemaekers (6), Brahim (6), Krunic (6); Giroud (5). Technical: Stefano Pioli (7). Cambios: Bakayoko (6) por Tonali (66 m); Messias (9) por Krunic (m. 66); Ibrahimovic (6) por Giroud (m. 66); Florenzi (6) by Kalulu (d. 67); Bennacer (sc) por Brahim (78 m).
GOALS: 0-1 (m. 87), Messias, with an excellent header after a center from Kessié.